I'm trying to think of a way to start this that doesn't sound like the usual white-girl-studies-abroad-and-becomes-enlightened story, but I don't know if there is one. Last year, I had the opportunity to study political science for two semesters at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. I could write a million posts about how wonderful this city was, and maybe I will write a few later, but right now I want to focus on a less-cliche topic. Politics. I'm an international relations student, so being able to live in this country in the midsts of a presidential election was heaven to me. I even saw one of my professors mediating one of the presidential debates (which he still denies, even though we all saw him). After having lived through the garbage fire that was the US 2016 election, I was hoping the Mexican elections would give me more hope.